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Market slump may lead to increased scrutiny for ESG investing

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity, but may now be faced with a dose of scrutiny in the face of a financial downturn.

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ESG investments face bear market test

As the oil price war and coronavirus fears continue, many predict a long-term bear market. This is particularly concerning for ESG investments, most of which have never faced a bear market.

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Some of the most prominent hedge funds make efforts to join in ESG investing

Elliot Management Corp. and Third Point LLC are just a few of the top investment firms that have made strides to involve themselves in the latest trend in shareholder activism: environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing.

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SEC may soon require ESG funds to prove that investments are ESG

With the recent boom of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking to make sure that funds that claim to be ESG reflect those claims.

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Why ESG factors should matter to non-ESG investors

Dr. Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at the London Business School and author of “Grow The Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit”, sat down with AlphaWeek to discuss why ESG investing matters – even to non-ESG investors.

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Morningstar Report Shows ESG Investing is Growing

A new report published by Morningstar showed that support for ESG initiatives rose significantly to 46%, up from 27% last year, among large fund families.

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World Economic Forum Validates ESG Investing

At a recent World Economic Forum in Davos, a significant push was made for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. In the wake of similar endorsements in the past few months, the momentum of ESG investing continues.

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European Investors Express Heavy Interest in ESG Investing

In a recent Brown Brothers Harriman survey, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is one of two areas – along with core index products – that European investors hope to see exchange-traded fund (ETF) providers develop further.

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The Risks of Climate Change Become A Main Focus for Investors

Last year, investors put $20.6 billion into ESG funds – almost four times the record, set in 2019. As wildfires, drought flooding, and heatwaves spread across the world, many investors are deciding to move funds to address climate change – and asset managers are in a scramble to help meet the demand.

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ESG Investing Scores Another Ringing Endorsement

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing received another boost when global research and data provider MSCI challenged the investment community to increase its support of sustainable investing.